That’s a wrap ... Arran film moves into post-production
Uncowed is shot entirely on the island
A full-length comedy film, shot by production company Positive Pictures, has taken a step closer to being released with the completion of the filming and moving the production into the editing room.
A year in development, the film Uncowed is a comedy but with the serious purpose of helping people stand up to bullies.
The brainchild of professional producers Chris and Jan Attkins of Brodick, Uncowed has been shot entirely on Arran with an all-Arran cast with only one exception – the main character who is their grandson Lewis.
Costing in excess of £25,000 to produce, with part funding from volunteer backers, the production is due to be completed later this year with its premiere at Corrie and Sannox Village Hall and an island screening planned at the Screen Machine.
Chris said: ‘The filming was finished in glorious weather, showing off the island at its very best. Islanders generously offered their
properties as locations for some scenes and over recent weeks there have been some strange scenes witnessed on Arran – a kidnapping, a Mexican stand-off, dancing on Corrie jetty and on the ferry. But many other scenes were filmed in secret to maintain their surprise.’
The film crew reunited employees of Chris and Jan’s previous production company from 30 years ago in Glasgow.
‘Our crew are all seasoned professionals, with whom we have worked for many years, all over the world.
‘Their dedication and professionalism will deliver a memorable film, on time and on budget,’ Chris added.
To find out more about the film, visit www. uncowed.com where a synopsis, cast and crew biography and a teaser trailer can be found, along with post production updates and where screenings and related events will be published.
Choreographer Fiona Rodriguez puts Lewis Stevenson through his paces at Corrie.
The cast of Uncowed, left to right: Bob Brass, Eleonora Blagova, Geoffrey Botterill, David Simpkin, Stuart Farrar, Isla Blair, Daniel and Atanas Blagov, Charles Currie, Stuart Gough, Rosie McNamara, Natasha Nelson, Sheila Gilmore, Mark Nelson, Andy McNamara, Lewis Stevenson, James Smith, Val Waite. Not pictured, Doreen McNulty, Louise Haggarty, Daisy McNamara and Marvin Elliott.
Director Chris Attkins and production crew direct the actors during a scene with the two main characters.
A vintage 1959 classic Austin Healey is included in the production in an outdoors scene shot on the roadside.
Shot at various locations on Arran, actors enjoy the isolation at Kingscross.
The poster for the film featuring the Attkins’s grandson Lewis.
Production crew, left to right, Fiona Rodriguez, Graeme Attkins, Jan Attkins, Rory Morrison, Richard Hickman, Heather Gough, Steve Agnew, Chris Attkins, Frank McAllister, Philip Johnston, Sean Monteith, Anne Curtis, Elizabeth Bell and Val Waite.
Performance director Heather Gough advises the actors during a critical scene.